Documents >> Hetzner >> Hetzner IP Subnet

Hetzner IP Subnet and VMware

Hetzner has changed their way of asigning IP's. This approach is therefore no longer feasible.

Look at the following approach instead.

First of all you will have to ask Hetzner for the free additional subnet of IPs. With this subnet you can configure up to 6 IPs. Unfortunately, one of these IPs will must be used for the host system to solve the problem of bridge network configuration in VMware. You have to configure the first of the additional IP on the system host where you will install VMware Server.

I have this subnet of IPs from 78.47.XXX.41 to 78.47.XXX.47 where 78.47.XXX.47 will be the broadcast.
This is to be configured in /etc/network/interfaces:

    auto eth0:1
    iface eth0:1 inet static
    address 78.47.XXX.41
    broadcast 78.47.XXX.47

To reload the network configuration you can use "/etc/init.d/networking restart" or if you want only to reload the new interface added use "ifup eth0:1". You can use "ifconfig" to ensure your network setup is correct.

To use VMware you must use enable IPv4 Forwarding simply open /etc/sysctl.conf and uncomment this line:


And reboot the system

^ Top | Copyright © 2007| css | xhtml